This past January marked the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time.
London Calling saw The Clash bridge punk rock with numerous different genres of music to create an unprecedented sound that helped widen their appeal to many.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album, along with the life of the band’s frontman Joe Strummer, a special livestream tribute concert will take place featuring an incredible lineup of musicians.
A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer will take place on Friday, August 21, what would have been his 68th birthday. Kicking off at 3PM ET, the event honors Strummer’s legacy by offering special appearances and performances along with never-before-seen live footage of The Clash frontman.
Among those scheduled to appear in this event include Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Bob Weir, Beto O’Rourke, Lucinda Williams, Steve Buscemi, Albert Hammond Jr., Josh Homme, Brian Fallon, and many more.
“To see so many musicians and artists come forward to honor Joe is really touching,” Strummer’s wife Lucinda Tait said in a statement. “Community was always important to him. Whether it was playing music with friends, organizing all night campfires, or hijacking festivals, Joe was always focused on bringing people together. Even though we can’t all be in the same room together, I could not think of a better way for us all to feel united. Joe would have loved this.”
The event will also serve as a fundraiser to benefit Save Our Stages, an effort spearheaded by the National Independent Venue Association to help support and protect independent music venues during the COVID-19 pandemic.